Wartberg, Kerstin: Johann Sebastian Bach in the Suzuki Violin School

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Wartberg, Kerstin: Johann Sebastian Bach in the Suzuki Violin School

Johann Sebastian Bach is the most frequently encountered composer in the Suzuki Violin School, appearing in most of the books, and consequently at each developmental level. Suzuki was convinced that children who listened to music by Johann Sebastian Bach would absorb some of his character traits and feelings: „When children grow up with the music of Bach, their souls will be directly influenced by Bach’s spirit with its strong personality, deep religious earnestness, desire for order, and noble character. The life forces of children sense the traits of a composer and absorb them to bring them to life in themselves. I am certain that every heart capable of feeling music will assimilate its special radiance and its clear message.“

Further topics are:

  • Original Compositions and Arrangements in the Baroque Period
  • Arrangements in Instrumental Pedagogy
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